EUGENE, OR -- Oregon State Police are searching for a psychiatric patient who walked away from the State Hospital Thursday afternoon. Troy Irick is not considered an imminent danger to himself or others, but is accused of "unauthorized departure" and authorities say he should "not be approached." Irick was found guilty but for insanity, in 2017, for unlawful use of a weapon and menacing in Coos County.
The 35-year-old was last seen in Eugene where he was attending a group activity. He asked to use the restroom and didn’t return. Irick is white, 5’7”, 156 pounds with short brown hair, a beard and blue eyes. When last seen at about 1:45 p.m., he was wearing grey sweat pants and a hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information should call 911 or OSP at 800-452-7888; reference case #SP19-246525.
11:45 a.m. UPDATE: Eugene Police took Troy Irick into custody Friday morning.